About Us

Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

About Us

Sponsoring children in need is breaking the cycle of poverty

Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training.

Today, Compassion helps more than 1.5 million children in 26 countries.

A passion for children

Interested in our guiding principles and why we are so passionate about caring for children? Check out:

Our Commitment to You

We affirm these commitments to each person that sponsors a child with us.

Our Statement of Faith

We believe in the Holy Scriptures ... We believe in One God ... We believe in the plan of Salvation ...

Financial Integrity

We take stewardship seriously. That's why more than 80 percent of all our expenditures go to program activities for our children.

Leadership Principles

We aspire to be more like our Savior, Jesus Christ, in who we are and what we do. We commit to these leadership principles in ever-increasing measure.

Our History

What started as one man’s act of compassion for South Korean war orphans in 1952 has transformed into a worldwide ministry that is releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

What's the meaning behind our Blue Corner?

The Blue Corner is a device that serves to continually remind us to always “leave a corner” for the poor.

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